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Parliamentary Lunch FULLY - FULLY BOOKED
21 November 2014, House of Lords, London, UK

Speaker: Sir John Peace, Burberry

The Textile Institute, UK Region, will be holding the annual Parliamentary Lunch at the House of Lords on Friday, 21 November 2013. The luncheon will be held in the Cholmondeley Room and on the Terrace, hosted by The Lord Haskel CText ATI, a past World President, who kindly enables us to have the use of the venue.

The annual lunch has become very popular with both our national and international members. A feature of the event is that after lunch we are usually able to arrange a tour of the Palace of Westminster with the help of guides very knowledgeable of the extraordinary history of the place.  Members and their guests from destinations outside London also often find it convenient to enjoy the subsequent weekend as a city break.

The lunch is not restricted to members of The Textile Institute. It therefore allows senior executives from both business and education, whether members or not, to network in a unique environment, and perhaps offer hospitality to clients or customers.  

The lunch is now fully booked.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact Emma Scott, Events & Professional Affairs Manager.

T: +44 161 237 1188



The Textile Institute London and South East England Section

'From fair-isle to football boots; unravelling seamless knitting'

Thursday 27 November 2014, London, UK
Registration 6.30pm for 7.00 pm, Talk 7.00pm to 8.00pm

This exciting talk will be lead by Dr. Vikki Hafenden, Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton
Vikki Hafenden is a specialist in knitted textiles and knitwear with experience in both design and manufacture, with a particular interest and expertise in CAD (computer aided design) and CAM (computer aided manufacture). Her PhD research focused on this technological section of knitwear design and manufacture, in combination with the exploration of fit for real body shape through 3D body scanning. This combined understanding is critical to seamlessly knitted clothing in which fit has to be integrated into the knit structure.

Vikki is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, and author and consultant on a number of popular books on hand knitting.
Seamless knitting is a newly emerging area of commercial interest for a variety of end uses from fashion clothing to medical/technical, and yet knitting is still not always fully understood and often mistaken for woven fabric. With samples and a rich collection of illustrated examples, Vikki will unravel ‘seamless’ as a method of knitting. She will differentiate between various types, discuss different meanings and methods of manufacturing, and put these into historical and current context.

London College of Fashion
Room 203 2nd floor
272 High Holborn

Prices: Free to TI Members (inc. SDC ) & LCF Students, Non-Members £5, Other Students £1
Enquiries to Bill Bohm E: T: +442084495968



"Transition: Re-thinking Textiles and Surfaces" 
26 - 27 November 2014, Huddersfield, UK

This two day conference is hosted by the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield.

Textiles and surfaces have inspired and evolved our relationships with materials, space and form. This conference proposes to explore the future of textiles and surfaces within different industries and contexts. The conference aims to examine current and future developments in the field asking: how might we re-think textiles and surfaces in a climate of transition?

Keynote speakers: 

  • Lidewij Edelkoort
  • David Shah
  • Professor Jane Harris
  • Professor Rebecca Earley
  • Dr Subramaniam Muthu

Papers have been invited for the following four tracks:

  • Science and Technology
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Craftsmanship and the Hand Made
  • Enterprise/Industry/Business

The conference is double blind peer reviewed and supported by conference proceedings.
Four journals are working with the host to publish suitable materials: 

  • Viewpoint (David Shah)
  • Journal of Textile Design and Research Practice (Bloomsbury)
  • Craft Research (Intellect Ltd)
  • Textiles and Clothing Sustainability (An open access, Springer Journal)

For registration details and early bird rates please visit: 

Conference email address:

The conference organisers are Professor John Miles, Dr Pammi Sinha and Jo Harris.



43rd Textile Research Symposium
2-3 December 2014, Christchurch, New Zealand

AgResearch, Corporate Member of The Textile Institute, will be hosting the 43rd Textile Research Symposium at The Chateau on the Park Hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand. This international symposium, the Japanese edition of which is popularly known as Mt Fuji Conference, will be supported by the Textile Machinery Society of Japan along with a number of other organisations and businesses.

The conference will cover presentations on textile research in a wide range of fields from fibre science to apparel engineering, including:

Fibre and polymer science
Textile processing
Dyeing, finishing, coating and laminating
Technical textiles
Performance evaluation
Design, fashion and clothing science
Wool and natural fibres, and their yarns and textiles
E-Textiles, sustainable and bio-based materials and textiles
Nano-fibres and nano-materials
Mathematical and computer modelling
Textile objective measurement technology

For further information please visit:



International Conference
Fashion and Textiles - The changing equations
10 - 11 February 2015, Jodhpur, India

NIFT, Jodhpur are pleased to announce the International Conference on Fashion and Textiles (ICFT 2015). The conference will coincide with the world famous "Desert Festival" starting on the 12th of February, 2015 at the historical city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

NIFT Jodhpur, one of the most recent centres, was established in 2010. Within a short span of time, the institute has emerged as the pioneer institute in fashion education in the state. The state’s rich heritage in art and craft gives the students ample opportunity to explore and develop themselves as thorough professionals.

The conference will address the dynamics of Fashion & Textiles at National and International level and focus on contemporary issues and challenges related to textile art & craft, technology and management.

About Jodhpur
Jodhpur is among the most prominent tourist destinations of India. It is the “second largest” city of Rajasthan state and popular for featuring many palaces, forts, temples, art & craft and traditional textiles. Jodhpur is set in the stark landscape of the great “Thar desert". The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the famous Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur has also topped the Lonely Planet's list of most extraordinary place to stay in 2014.

National Institute of Fashion Technology
NIFT Campus, Karwad, Naguar Highway, Jodhpur

Conference Chair
Prof. (Dr.) A.K. Khare , Director-NIFT, Jodhpur

Conference Convenor
Manoj Tiwari, Associate Professor

International Conference on Fashion & Textile (ICFT 2015)
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Sojati Gate, Jodhpur - 342 001, Rajasthan, India
Phone: +91- 291-2640067

The Textile Association (India) in association with Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau presents:

Global Textile Congress
Global Textile - Opportunities & Challenges in an Integrated World

13, 14, 15 February 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

Download the brochure here

The Textile India Association
Tel: +91 22 24461145


6th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications
26 - 28 May 2015
North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, USA

This series conference on 3D Fabrics started in 2008 at the University of Manchester, UK and has since gained the reputation as an effective and important forum for the researchers, industrialists, designers and end users in this attractive and challenging area to report the latest developments, exchange development ideas and discuss future strategic issues. The organisers are looking forward to another successful conference in NCSU next May. Your continued support will be the key to the success of the conference and the success of the conference series.

The conference is organised by TexEng Software Ltd, Manchester, UK and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA in association with The University of Manchester and supported by The Textile Institute, UK and The Fiber Society, USA.

The organisers invite authors to submit a one-page abstract for each paper that they wish to be considered for inclusion in the oral and/or poster programme for the conference. The abstract should contain sufficient information for a valid decision to be made on the merits of the paper and its relevance to the aims of the conference. Authors should indicate whether they prefer an oral or a poster presentation. 

Closing date for submissions intended for oral presentation: 15 January 2015
Poster abstracts can also be considered at a later date.
Please submit your abstract online:


ITMA 2015
12-19 November 2015
Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy

The Textile Institute is delighted to be a supporting organisation of ITMA 2015. ITMA has been the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition since 1951. Over the years, it has been a catalyst for change and competitiveness for the industry. The drive towards sustainability in the entire textile and garment value chain is increasingly integrated with enlightened business practices, and innovative technology holds the key to environmental sustainability.

ITMA 2015 will continue to be the global marketplace and one-stop sourcing platform for:

  • emerging trends and innovation solutions
  • acquiring new knowledge and best practices
  • establishing strategic relationships with industry leaders

The exhibition will be open daily:

  • Exhibitors: 0800 hours - 2000 hours
  • Visitors: 0900 hours - 1800 hours

For further information please visit:
Organised by MP Expositions Pte Ltd


World Textile Summit 2015
13 November 2015, Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy

The World Textile Summit is a unique one-day event that brings together the world’s most influential textile-business leaders to debate issues of strategic importance to the global industry. Its inspirational, forward-looking agenda - comprising expert presentations and interactive discussions - is designed to allow participants to share their business experiences and receive new ideas to maintain their success in the textile manufacturing and supply chain.

The World Textile Summit 2015 will explore business responses to the international drive for sustainable manufacturing. Going beyond the agendas of other textile sustainability conventions, it will seek to answer the questions that really matter to strategic decision makers: What returns can I expect from capital investment in resource efficient technologies? How do I go about establishing and monitoring a sustainable supply chain? And what are the market opportunities that arise from a strategy based on clean production and sustainable materials? Delegates will hear from international experts in the business and economics of sustainable textile manufacturing and learn from the direct experience of business leaders who have already chosen this path.

World Textile Summit 2015 a must-attend event designed for C-level executives and industry stakeholders to understand the business of sustainability and create value in key areas like growth, return on capital and risk management.

For further information please visit:

Have your say!

We are constantly developing new events that benefit our members. We would like to hear from you or your company if you have a need for a particular subject to be covered through our conferences and events. Please contact us to have your say.

We are always updating our events calendar so for up to date details of all our events please visit regularly.

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